Angelo De Bartolomeo

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Our aim in this study was to provide further support to the hypothesis that phenolic compounds may play an important role in the anticarcinogenic properties of olive oil. We measured the effect of olive oil phenols on hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-induced DNA damage in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and promyelocytic leukemia cells (HL60)(More)
Recent epidemiological evidence and animal studies suggest a relationship between the intake of olive oil and a reduced risk of several malignancies. The present study assesses the effect of hydroxytyrosol, a major antioxidant compound of virgin olive oil, on proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle of tumour cells. Hydroxytyrosol inhibited proliferation of(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is the second cause of death for tumour worldwide. Among the risk factors for this disease the dietary habits seem to have a pivotal role. An elevated intake of fats causes a high release in the gut lumen of bile acids that are positively correlated with colorectal cancer, since they act as detergents and proliferation(More)
Recent evidence indicates that the cancer preventive activity of olive oil can be mediated by the presence of minor components, such as antioxidant phenolic compounds. However, their mechanisms of action remain largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the in vitro effects of one of the main olive oil phenols, hydroxytyrosol(More)
Epidemiological studies support the involvement of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) in colon physiology and the protective role of butyrate on colon carcinogenesis. Among the possible mechanisms by which butyrate may exert its anti-carcinogenicity an antioxidant activity has been recently suggested. We investigated the effects of butyrate and mixtures of SCFA(More)
PURPOSE Several recently published data suggest that the anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic properties of hydroxytyrosol [3,4-dihydroxyphenyl ethanol (3,4-DHPEA)] on HL60 cells may be mediated by the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) in the culture medium. The aim of this study was to clarify the role played by H₂O₂ in the chemopreventive(More)
In the attempt to assess the relationship and interdependency among sediment toxic pollutants, in particular heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and linear alkyl sulfonates (LAS) and some of the sediment typical components: inorganic carbon (IC), organic material (OM) and acid volatile sulphides (AVS), multivariate techniques of(More)
Hydroxytyrosol [3,4-dihydroxyphenylethanol (3,4-DHPEA)], a phenolic compound found exclusively in olive oil, exerts growth-suppressive and pro-apoptotic effects on different cancer cells. Although some molecular mechanisms involved in the pro-apoptotic activity of 3,4-DHPEA have been proposed, the initial stress signals responsible of this phenomenon are(More)
Oxidative stress has been related to several degenerative diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease. Reactive oxygen species can damage different cellular macromolecules, including DNA, which is directly responsible for mutation and carcinogenesis. In this study, monocytes that were activated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) were(More)
The authors studied the possible relationship between a genetic characteristic, like DNA base composition, and certain phenotypic characteristics, i.e., sensitivity to lytic agents, morphology of colonies, and biochemical reactions in 34 strains of spore-bearing bacilli. From the results obtained two groups of bacilli have been identified. The first group(More)